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W/E 30/07/2017

posted Jul 28, 2017, 12:50 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in August


Ruan:          Sunday 6th August 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Maureen O’Donoghue     Joe O’Donoghue      Carmel Carey       Frank Howard         Michael Finn         Mary Finn         Stephen O’Sullivan


Dysart:        Friday 13th August 2017 at 7:00 pm  

                    Bridget Gleeson         Mick Gleeson         Ellen Gleeson       Rita Crowe        Paddy Hynes           


Ruan:          Sunday 27th August 2017 at 10:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Seán Brodie


   We pray for the repose of the soul of Maureen Slattery, Newmarket-on-Fergus, mother of Mary McMahon, Ballytigue, who died recently.  May she rest in peace.


Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:  Wednesday at 9:30am


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €319.80      Baskets: €84.09      Candles:  €35.50    Ed. Fund:  €5.00    Peters Pence:  €5.00      

Lourdes Invalid Fund:  €2.10              Priests Coll: 40.00          Trócaire East Africa:  €1142.85


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Ruan on Saturday 19th August from 11:00 am to 12 Noon.  

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                       Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:       Eileen Hannon                                 Reader this week:          Aidan Hastings

Reader next week:     James Hannon                                  Reader next week:         Maria Peoples

Euch Min this week:    Teresa Cullinan                               Euch Min this week:       Tommy Kelly

Euch Min next week:   Carrie Droney                                  Euch Min next week:      Edel Bluett


Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August 2017. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1400 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses travelling from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or Tel: 01 6753690.


Lough Derg Time for Body and Soul:  Bookings now being taken for the Ennis Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from:  Aug 7th to 9th.  Cost €110.00.  Bookings & Info:  Parish Office 065 6824043. 


Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Killaloe Diocese Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves Shannon Airport on Sunday 1st October for five days, returning Friday 6th October.  €667 for flight and full board accommodation with three meals a day.  Limited availability and early booking advisable.  €10 discount for online booking to www.joewalshtours.ie.  

Booking forms also available from Fr Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director, Shannon (061) - 364133.

Thought for the Week


'If you want to go fast, go alone.

If you want to go far, go together"     (African proverb)


World Meeting of Families 2018 (WMOF2018):  The Diocese of Killaloe is now on twitter.  For all diocesan news and events, WMOF2018, tweets from Bishop Fintan, and parish events please follow @KillaloeDiocese.


The National Annual Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday, 24th September with Bishop Fintan Monahan as Chief Celebrant & Homilist. 


Christmas Pilgrimage to the Holy land 20th – 28th December 2017 (Last Remaining Seats) for 8 nights.  Ex Dublin. Taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem (Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Last Supper Room and Calvary), Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee.  Contact James Treacy 061-921470 or 0860572216.


Cahercalla Community Hospice:  Sincere thanks to all who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection in Ruan; amount collected was €207.43. 


Older Person’s Award:  In each parish there are people who give outstanding service to the community but sometimes get little recognition for it.   The Clare Older Person’s Forum is an alliance of organisations that work with older people in the community.  Because they believe these local heroes should be more widely acknowledged, they have launched an annual Clare Older Person of the Year award scheme, and are asking groups in each parish to nominate a local person – aged over 55 years – as suitable for the Award.  Closing date is 22nd August 2017.  Nomination forms and further details available from The Clare Older People’s Council, c/o CLDC, Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Road, Ennis. Email clareopf@gmail.com. Tel. (065) 6866800


Aware is a national organisation supporting individuals, families and communities concerned about depression. We provide a range of support services such as support groups, telephone and email service and a Life Skills Online programme. All of which are free. The demand for our services are continuing to grow and we are now recruiting volunteers to meet this demand. Our volunteers receive full training and ongoing support.


Free Digital Skills Computer Classes Still Running  Topics Covered:  Introduction to the Internet, Internet safety & security, Email, Search engines and websites, Online government services, Conducting everyday transactions, Online voice and video calls, Use of “Apps”.  Classes are held over 5 days (2 hours a day) and are free to anyone.  If you wish to enrol please contact Pauline/Mary Ellen at CIOC, Elevation Business Park, Clonroad, Ennis, Co. Clare. Phone:  065 6841009, email: education@cioc.ie


The Priory Institute Online Theology Course: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this autumn. Application deadline September 26. Phone: 01 4048124 email: enquiries@prioryinstitute.com, web: www.prioryinstitute.com



Lotto Results:  W/E: 23/07/2017:    No’s drawn:  2, 10, 22, 25               No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips:  Mary O’Donnell, Ger Barry, Pat Lynch, Anne Whelan and Conor Howard.

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €9,900         Team:  Flan Lyons.